Kansas City Live! celebrates Super Bowl win
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
superbowlwatchpartyParty time at Kansas City Live!
USA - On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in half a century. In the heart of downtown, at the Kansas City Live! block, a happy group of 10,000 fans soaked up the victory in a sea of wild cheers and streams of confetti, accented by displays of light and coloured fog created with Chauvet Professional fixtures and atmospherics.
Jason Bradley, the director of entertainment and production at the Kansas City Power & Light District, that houses over a dozen restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, recalls the experience. “It was something special to be a part of,” he said. “Adam, Pete and Taylor from Harvest Productions, my technical staff for the event, put in some very long hours to make this vision a reality.
“Our guys were well prepared,” said Bradley. “We had a great cue made for the win to highlight the victory. Pounds and pounds of confetti were shot off. This is where the punch of the R2X beams got to shine, lighting up the confetti, the crowd, the venue and everything else in brilliant colour. We also knew Fox Sports was going to come back to us for their live shot after the win, so we used our STRIKE 4 fixtures to illuminate the crowd for the cameras.”
The watch party’s main stage rig at Kansas City Live! featured 12 Maverick MK2 Spot, 12 Rogue R2X Beam, eight COLORado Solo Batten 4, and four STRIKE 4 fixtures flown on upstage truss; and six Rogue R3 Wash units on the downstage truss, as well as four Vesuvio RGB LED foggers and four Rogue R2X Beams on the deck. Bradley and his team also had 10 Rogue R3 Wash and 10 Rogue R2X Beam fixtures flown over the crowd on 50ft truss structures.
“We had 70 Chauvet Professional fixtures for the watch party,” said Bradley. “On top of that, we had hundreds of Chauvet Professional fixtures inside the different venues at the Kansas City Power & Light District. We covered the area with red and gold for the Kansas City Chiefs, and also used some of our Rogues to project the team’s gobos up on the roof.”
(Jim Evans)

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